Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Dentistry

This is by far one of the best courses I have ever attended. An excellent theoretical and practical experience. I do believe that the course has a very well balanced structure and delivers a complex and integrative theoretical and practical experience. ~ Mihael Profug-Ionescu



18 modules

Enhanced CPD



Manchester: April 2025

London/Watford: April 2025

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Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Dentistry

Gain insight into the knowledge, methods and tools needed to deliver more advanced cosmetic treatments.

The Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Dentistry is an advanced course consisting of 6 units delivered over 18 modules in the form of practical sessions, lectures and demonstrations spread over 12 months. 12 days will be face-to-face and 6 online.

The course builds on your existing skills and knowledge for Occlusion and Tooth Preparation. It provides dentists with the knowledge, methods, and tools needed to deliver more advanced cosmetic treatments. The course will help identify how the techniques in aesthetic dentistry can be best applied to your practice and how to improve the level of satisfaction and happiness of your patients.

The course covers topics such as Smile Design & Lab Communications, Digital Workflow, Photography & Marketing, Veneer Preparations, Bleaching, Veneer Cementation, Advanced Composites & Black Triangles, Facial Aesthetics, How to Design the Perfect Smile using Digital Tools and much more.

Upon completion of the course and the assessments, you will receive a Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Dentistry, accredited by EduQual & The Royal College of Surgeons of England. Centre accreditation from RCSEng is an award of excellence, and we take immense pride in our courses being the first & only private training course to gain this accreditation.

On your 12 face-to-face days you will be awarded 72 hours of Enhanced CPD as a result of realising each Learning Outcome.

Unit 1: Principles of Smile Design

  • Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the relevant factors needed for effective smile design
  • Learning Outcome 2: Explain and apply the principles of co-coordinating and integrating practice of smile design with soft tissue treatments
  • Learning Outcome 3: Evaluate, select and apply appropriate anterior wax up techniques

Unit 2: Orthodontics and Pre-alignment

  • Learning Outcome 1: Critically evaluate the benefits of phased treatment planning for enhanced predictability and consent
  • Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate an understanding of restorative outcomes after orthodontics

Unit 3: Advance Veneer Preparations and Cementation Techniques

  • Learning Outcome 1: Critically appraise current techniques and accompanying material considerations involved with veneer preparation
  • Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate current techniques associated with Veneer Preparations and Cementations techniques
  • Learning Outcome 3: Demonstrate an understanding of aesthetic outcomes using minimal invasive veneer preparations

Unit 4: Principles of Aesthetic Periodontics

  • Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of Aesthetic Periodontal Issues
  • Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate an understanding of Gingival Recession and Latrogenic Damage

Unit 5: Principles and application of Advanced Composites

  • Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the diagnosis & management of tooth surface loss
  • Learning Outcome 2: Demonstrate and understanding of the techniques associated with direct stratification composite veneers
  • Learning Outcome 3: Demonstrate an understanding of techniques associated with treatment of black triangles without the need for extensive structural alterations

Unit 6: Principles and Design of a Digital Smile

  • Learning Outcome 1: Demonstrate an understanding of Digital Smile Analysis and Planning
  • Learning Outcome 2: Apply and Critically Evaluate Advanced Smile Design Techniques on Patients

The Aesthetic Course has 6 units covered over 18 days in the form of practical sessions, lectures and demonstrations spread over 12 months, with 12 days being face-to-face and the remaining 6 online. Course Assessments are in the form of Direct Observation of Performance (DOPS), Reflective Write-ups, Clinical Portfolio, Treatment Planning Assignments and end of course Multiple-Choice Questions.

A brief overview of topics covered on the 18 days is as follows, please note course day sequence might change based on the course stream you are registered on:

Module 1: Smile Design & Lab Communications

AM, Lecture - Smile Design 1

  • Marketing and communication with patients
  • Centre line assessment
  • Incisal plane
  • Smile line
  • Contact points
  • Golden proportion/ Golden percentage

PM, Practical - Lab Communications and Shade Taking

Module 2: Smile Design & Tooth Anatomy

AM, Lecture - Smile Design 2

  • Incisal length and profiles
  • Maxillary teeth – tooth proportions and central incisor dominance
  • Buccal corridors and axial alignment
  • Mandibular teeth
  • Lab communications and prescriptions – facebow, diagnostics, Geller models
  • Pink Composites

PM, Practical - Tooth Anatomy & Diagnostic Waxing

Module 3: Smile Design & Digital Workflow

AM, Lecture - Smile Design 3

  • Gingival Aesthetics – High, medium and low lip line
  • Treatment of gingival discrepancies and localised recessions
  • How to manage deficient pontic areas
  • Treatment of gingival asymmetries - canted maxilla
  • Gummy Smile

PM, Practical - Digital Workflow Procedures

Module 4: Photography & Marketing

AM, Lecture - Photography and Marketing lecture

PM, Lecture - Beyond the Smile: Communicating Aesthetic Treatment Plans

Dive into the realm of beautiful communication during aesthetic consultations.  Uncover the nuances of presenting comprehensive aesthetic treatment plans to your patients. Learn how to connect with patients on a personal level, understand their desires, and articulate realistic expectations, laying the foundation for successful aesthetic treatments. Understand how to filter out the nightmare patient with unrealistic expectations as early as possible.

Module 5: Veneer Preparations Theory

Lecture - Veneer Preparation

  • Theory of porcelain veneer preparations
  • Labial surface preparation variations including gingival prep
  • Interproximal preparation types – conventional vs slice
  • Palatal prep variations
  • Finishing techniques
  • Prep vs prepless techniques
  • Geller Models

Module 6: Veneer Preparations Practical

  • Prepare upper and lower teeth
  • Conventional vs slice preps
  • Use of preparation matrices
  • Scanning and impression techniques
  • Prototypes - fitting and adjusting

Module 7: Bleaching

  • Bleaching

Module 8: Veneer Cementations

  • Cementation protocol for upper and lower cases
  • How to assess fit of veneers on cast – quality control including lab prescriptions
  • Treating veneers before fit - etching / silaning
  • Rubber dam technique
  • Bonding techniques - Adhesion explained
  • Finishing techniques
  • Repair techniques

Module 9: Aesthetic Perio

  • Mucogingival Surgery
  • Miller Classes I to IV and how to identify
  • Treatment planning
  • Free Gingival, laterally and coronally repositioned flaps, Double Papillae, Semi-lunar
  • Harvesting connective tissue grafts
  • Alloderm and its uses
  • Crown lengthening
  • Practical hands on using animal tissue

Module 10: Ceramic Crowns Inlays & Onlays

  • The principles of prep design, convergence angles Axial inclinations and how they vary between materials
  • Choice of materials
  • Preparation techniques
  • Impressions

Module 11: Orthodontics & Aligners

  • Align Bleach Bond techniques
  • Orthodontic assessments and structure
  • Fixed vs removable orthodontics
  • IPR requirements and linking to veneer prep guidelines
  • The Concept of Restoratively Centered Digital Orthodontics.
  • The Complete Patient Assessment: Orthodontic, TMJ, Occlusal, Aesthetic, Facial.
  • Digital Workflow & Digital Monitoring
  • Malocclusions and treatment planning.
  • The Fundamentals of Fixed Appliance Orthodontics vs Aligner Orthodontics.
  • Use of splints for Retention

Module 12: Facial Aesthetics Theory

  • Facial Aesthetics

Module 13: Facial Aesthetics Practical

  • Facial Aesthetics Injectable practical demonstrated on patients.

Module 14: Digital Smile Design (Theory)

  • Photo/video Protocol
  • Dynamic Smile Design
  • Pre-restorative Ortho
  • DSD Lab
  • DSD App

Module 15: Digital Smile Design

  • Horizontal Aesthetic Plane
  • Facial Midline
  • Smile Curve
  • Relative Widths of anterior teeth
  • Proportions of centrals
  • Gingival Curve

Module 16: Advanced Composites & Black Triangles

  • UNICA Matrix system
  • Treatment of Black Triangles
  • Bioclear Matrix system
  • Minimally invasive techniques to restore worn dentitions
  • Hands on Lecture & Practical
  • Detailed equipment discussions concerning placement techniques, curing and polishing of high quality composites

Module 17: Treatment of Tooth Wear

AM, Lecture - Tooth Wear

  • Examination, stabilisation and maintenance
  • Occlusal wear, 3 reference points and Boyles Plane Analyser
  • Palatal Wear Cases, dahl appliance
  • Creating occlusal plans
  • Cross over position
  • Importance of Anterior Guidance
  • Provisional diagnoses – Design of restorations, bridges
  • Diagnostic Waxing, prototype restorations and preparation guides
  • Maintenance

PM, Practical - Incisal edge reconstruction

  • Hands on tutorial
  • Building up incisal edges on anterior teeth

Module 18: Occlusion

AM, Lecture - Occlusion

  • Advanced Occlusion
  • 5 Principles of Occlusion
  • History, Intra and extra oral examinations
  • Examining ICP, RAP, RCP and slides
  • Use of Analogue vs Digital Articulators
  • Balancing and non-working side contacts
  • Types of splints
  • Reorganised vs conformative approaches for restorations

PM – Practical – Occlusion

  • Occlusal examination procedures
  • Use of T Scan

Professor Paul Tipton

BDS, MSc, D.G.D.P RCS, Dip Rest Dent, Dip Imp Pros, Dip Pros, Dip Aesth Dent, FCGDent. Specialist in Prosthodontics. Visiting Professor of Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry, City of London Dental School.

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Professor Paul Tipton is an internationally acclaimed Prosthodontist who has worked in private practice for more than 30 years. He is the founder of Tipton Training, Europe’s leading private dental training institution and the author of over 100 scientific articles for the dental press. A passionate and charismatic speaker, Paul has been teaching for over 30 years, both in the UK and internationally.

He was voted one of the ‘most influential dentists in the UK’ by his peers in Dentistry Magazine in 2013 and in the top 3 dentists in Aesthetic Dentistry’s 25 poll, November 2012. 

In 2021 Prof Tipton was voted one of the “World’s Top 100 Doctors” by the Global  Summits.

In 2022 Prof Paul Tipton was amongst the few awarded for the “Dentistry’s Top 50 Dentists 2022”.

Most recently in November 2022 Professor Paul Tipton won the Kimberley Finlayson ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ in recognition for his outstanding contributions to private dentistry and dental education.

Professor Tipton qualified from Sheffield University in 1978 and in 1982 opened his own referral practice in Manchester. He continued to build his skills, studying at Eastman Dental Hospital in London, where after 2 years of study, he obtained a Masters Degree in Conservative Dentistry in 1989. In the same year he started teaching on the University of Manchester’s MSc in Restorative Dentistry. He is now a lecturer on their MSc programme in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry and also lectures at Kings College London (LonDEC).

In 1991 Professor Tipton founded his private dental training academy, Tipton Training. During this time, Tipton Training have successfully trained over 5,000 dentists and this number continues to rise year after year.

In 1992, Professor Tipton was awarded an honary Diploma in General Dental Practice from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was appointed a member of the British Dental Association’s Independent Practice Committee. In 1999, he was certified as a Specialist in Prosthodontics by the General Dental Council.

Professor Paul Tipton is on the editorial board of Private Dentistry Magazine, Restorative & Aesthetic Practice and Implant Dentistry and is a medical writer and part of the advisory board at Expert Beauty Magazine and ‘Woman’s’ magazine. He was a founding member and on the Board of Directors of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

He is currently the President of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry and was recently elected Fellow of the International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics (IADFE).

Prof. Tipton practices at his clinics in Manchester, Nottingham and London.  Further details can be found at www.drpaultipton.co.uk or www.tclinic.co.uk.

Dr Elaine Halley

BDS, M.Sc (Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry)

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Principal Dentist at Cherrybank Dental Spa

Dr Elaine Halley graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1992 and with more than 20 years experience as a general dentist with a special interest in cosmetic and advanced restorative dentistry and facial aesthetics. She treats patients from across Scotland and the UK at her private practices, Cherrybank Dental Spa in Perth and Edinburgh.

Dr Halley was President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 2008-2009 achieved Accreditation in 2010. Her main interest is cosmetic and advanced restorative dentistry and she has studied extensively in the United States, Europe and the UK. In 2012 she was awarded a Masters degree in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry with distinction from the University of Manchester.

Dr Halley serves on the editorial board for the leading trade magazines, Private Dentistry and Aesthetic Dentistry Today, and is a member of the judging panel for the Scottish Dental Awards sponsored by FMC. Her work has been widely featured in the media including Top Sante, Radio 4 and STV.

She has been working with Christian Coachman and Digital Smile Design since 2012 and is a Master Clinician and an Instructor for Digital Smile Design. Her clinics are built around the DSD concept which has improved both treatment planning and case acceptance.
She has authored numerous articles on subjects ranging from clinical case studies to practice management and Implementing DSD and lectures frequently on these subjects. She has lectured and taught on many hands-on programs throughout the UK and abroad.

Dr Matthew Holyoak

BDS, Dip Rest Dent (RCS Eng), MSc (Rest Dent)

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Matthew maintains a private practice in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire with an emphasis on Cosmetic and Advanced Restorative dentistry.
Recently appointed as Educational Supervisor in Advanced Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry at the School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education. He is also a Senior Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at UCLan.

He has a specific interest in Aesthetic Dentistry including smile design, composite resin restorations, minimally invasive ceramic restorations and the restoration of dental implants.

He lectures on smile design, hands on training in composites and restoring dental implants for FGDP, Ankylos Implants, Tipton Training & NW Deanery.

He has teaching experience with FGDP, Diploma in Restorative Dentistry & UCLan MSc courses in Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry
Matthew is a full member of BAAD, and an associate member BSOS.

He is also a Clinical Opinion Leader with some of the UK’s leading dental companies, giving advice on the clinical use of restorative dental materials and the development of new materials and techniques.

Dr Ash Rayarel

BDS, MFGDP(UK), MSc (Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry)

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Dr Ash Rayarel is a distinguished dental professional who graduated from Manchester University in 1989. His commitment to continuous learning and professional development is evident in his attainment of the MFGDP(UK) qualification in 1998, as well as completing all of Tipton Training’s post graduate courses and an MSc in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry.

Ash has been an integral part of the Tipton Training faculty for over 12+ years, and is one of the leading lecturers at Tipton Training.

Dr Rayarel also teaches undergraduate students at the University of Manchester and has been an Educational Supervisor for over 20 years.

He has completed a PG Certificate in teaching and mentoring from UCLAN and more recently from Edgehill University. Ash is a member of the BACD, BARD and Salford LDC.

Dr. Hugo Grancho Pinto

BDS (Lisbon) 2004. Specialist in Periodontology, lecturer at Manchester University

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Hugo is a registered specialist in periodontics with the General Dental Council and he focuses his clinical practice around the diagnosis and treatment, both nonsurgical and surgical, of gum disease, aesthetic periodontal surgery and implant dentistry.

Hugo qualified as a dentist from the University of Lisbon, practiced general dentistry for a couple of years and has been working in private practice in the areas of periodontology and implant dentistry exclusively since 2006.

Hugo competed a 3 years full time Specialist Training Program in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry in Lisbon. He has a Diploma in Clinical Periodontology from the Gothenburg University and completed a Post-Graduation in Implant Dentistry at the Oral Rehabilitation Institute, in Lisbon.

Hugo is an academic clinical lecturer in the postgraduate program in periodontics at the University of Manchester. He was a lecturer in the Periodontology Department in the University of Lisbon until 2008. He also lectures nationally and internationally on periodontics and implant dentistry.

He is an active member of the British Society of Periodontology, American Academy of Periodontology and Portuguese Association of Periodontology and Implants.

Outside dentistry he loves spending time with his wife and kids and enjoys playing tennis and travelling around the world

Dr Adam Toft

BSc (Hons), BDS (Hons), MFGDP (UK), MMedSci (Rest Dent), Dip Aesth (BARD) FBARD PGCertEd (Sheffield)

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Dr Adam S. Toft qualified in 1995 with Honours from Sheffield University, having already gained a chemistry degree in Bangor, Wales. Since qualifying he has been interested in all aspects of dentistry, especially orthodontics, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Adam has completed a 2 year postgraduate orthodontic course and a 4 year placement at the Royal Hospital, Chesterfield as a clinical assistant in the Orthodontic Department. He enjoys attending postgraduate courses and has been a vocational trainer for newly-qualified dentists over a number of years.

Adam has completed a 1 year Certificate course in Restorative Dentistry in Manchester as well as a yearlong Certificate in Practical and Aesthetic Dentistry with Tipton training in the mid 2000’s.

Furthermore, in order to offer his patients the very best in Aesthetic Dentistry, Adam has also recently completed an MMedSci Course at Sheffield University. He studied part–time over two years and has been learning and carrying out the very latest in adhesive and cosmetic dentistry.

He has taught as a part–time clinical tutor at Sheffield’s Charles Clifford Dental Hospital where he helped to supervise and tutor final year dental students.

Adam is one of the head lecturers here at Tipton Training, having worked alongside Professor Tipton for over 10 years. Adam mentors and lectures on the restorative, operative and aesthetic courses.

He is a founding committee member of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD) and also a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD).

Gary Jenkinson

I have been qualified as a dental technician for over 30 years

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I have been qualified as a dental technician for over 30 years, in that time I’ve gained experienced in all aspects of dentistry.

My parents told me to do something you love because if you don’t it will feel like work and you’re there for a long time son, fortunately for me I love dental technology and my passion and hunger to learn and do the best I can for my clients and ultimately the patients is down to loving what I do.

I like sharing my knowledge and passion for dental technology, I lecture and teach whenever I can, it’s been a pleasure teaching and helping with Paul Tipton on his courses around the world, helping technicians to learn being an Ivoclar Opinion Leader, showing dentists how DIgital Smile Design can help them motivate and communicate with them and their team to achieve predictable beautiful results.

I have my own lab in Sheffield, Art Dental Studio is a small and beautiful lab with a dedicated team giving my private clients the results and service their patients deserve.

Dr Muataz Osman

BDS The University of Benghazi (2008), MSc (Clin) in Periodontology The University of Manchester (2018), PhD (Clin) Oral Implantology The University of Manchester. (2022).

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Muataz A. Osman

Muataz graduated from the University of Benghazi in 2008. He worked as GDP with special interest in periodontics and implant dentistry for 6 years in private practices. During that time he was a clinical and academic tutor in the restorative department at LIMU (2010-2012). Between 2012-2014 he was a TA in the oral biology department at the University of Benghazi, from which he was granted a scholarship to get his PG education.
Dr Osman obtained his clinical Masters in Periodontics from the University of Manchester with distinction (2015-2018) – this grade qualified him for a place in a Clinical PhD studies, which he finished with A2 grade in 2022.
Dr Osman is now an honorary clinical tutor in the PG Periodontology program at the University of Manchester.
Muataz works as DWSI in Periodontics and Implant dentists in different practices in England and Scotland.
Outside dentistry, being a mediterranean he enjoys windsurfing and all kinds of watersports as well as spending quality time with family and friends. 

Dr Jasmine Piran

MSc (Hons) BDS (Lond) BSc (Hons) Dip H GQHP

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Dr Jasmine Piran qualified as a dentist at the prestigious Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Dental Institute, London in 2004. She has since achieved a Master’s degree with distinction in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry from the University of Manchester, and she has attended many advanced clinical training courses internationally in America, Switzerland, Italy and the UK.
Jasmine has a special interest in helping people to improve their smiles, and she has carried out hundreds of smile makeovers, involving varying combinations of porcelain veneers, tooth whitening, tooth alignment (using Invisalign, clear aligners, fixed braces, Inman aligners, 6 Month Smiles) and composite bonding.
Jasmine is the Clinical Director of a private clinic in Central London. She is also an International Speaker/ Lecturer and a clinical mentor on Invisalign and Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry.

Who should do this course?

We believe this course is aimed at experienced dentists, wishing to improve their clinical work and invest more time into the understanding of smile design, facial aesthetics and the use of digital tools to design the perfect smile. If you are an independent dentist with a good understanding of Occlusion, treatment planning and tooth preparation or a Tipton Training Alumni who has done either the Level 7 Certificate in Restorative Dentistry or the Level 7 Certificate in Operative Dentistry then this course will help you deliver Aesthetic treatments that your patients aspire to receive.

I am confused about which course will suit me best. Can you tell me the difference between the Level 7 Certificate in Restorative Dentistry and Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Dentistry?

The Aesthetic Course is an advanced course for dentists who are looking to carry out more private and advance dental work such as Digital and Smile Design Improvement. The Restorative Course is aimed at dentists looking to explore occlusion and stabilisation techniques to improve their general dentistry.

How much practical work is involved?

The Aesthetic course consists of a mix of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions. It is 50% theory and 50% practical.

How much reading is involved?

The theory is based on reading material provided to you via your Members portal on the website. This will be available to you up to 4 weeks prior to the specific course module. All scientific journals are hand-picked by the team and are essential in developing your knowledge within specific topics. Reading material is required specifically for Unit 1. Professor Tipton and his team may refer back to specific points within the reading so it is important to make sure you are up to date.

Are there any additional course costs?

There are no additional costs on the Level 7 Certificate in Aesthetic Dentistry.

What is covered in the course fees?

We provide you with the models for diagnostic waxing days. A light lunch and refreshments will be available. We will try to accommodate any dietary requirements.

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